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Medical Services

EU passport holders have access to the French social security system, which can reimburse up to a reasonable amount of medical costs.


Paris has some 50 hospitals including the following:

American Hospital of Paris Private hospital; emergency 24-hour medical and dental care.

Hertford British Hospital Less expensive, private English-speaking option.

Hôpital Hôtel Dieu One of the city’s main government-run public hospitals; after 8pm use the emergency entrance on rue de la Cité.


At least one pharmacie (chemist) – look for the large illuminated green cross outside – in each neighbourhood is open with extended hours; find a complete night-owl listing on the Paris Convention & Visitors Bureau website (www.parisinfo.com).

Pharmacie Bader

Pharmacie de la Mairie

Pharmacie Les Champs